Whether it’s Darth Vader, the un-derwear fairy, or the staple gun-wielding baby Jesus, the award-winning musical comedy Dear Breeder, which is now on at the Kalk Bay Theatre and Restaurant, has something for everyone. Written on the playground and between bites of Barney-iced cupcakes, it is a tribute to parenting and survival and will appeal especially to moms, dads and grandparents.
Dear Breeder (directed by Iain “Ewok” Robinson) is a madcap two-woman show inspired by the performers’ first-hand experience of breeding themselves.
“I think what people really respond to is that we’ve captured some of the insanity, hilarity and joy of being a parent today,” says Karen Logan, who effortlessly switches between three very different South African mothers thrown together trying to make a success of a local primary school’s nativity play.
Kasia Vosloo plays the quirky, recently pregnant drama tea- cher Ms Du Bois, whose hilarious folk-parody songs provide satiri- cal commentary to the mothers’ antics.
Dear Breeder comes to the Kalk Bay Theatre after sell-out runs at the National Arts Festival in 2014 and 2015 and touring the country – and after picking up the coveted Standard Bank Ovation Award, as well as Best New South African Script and Best Comedy Performance (female) at the Durban Theatre Awards. The show runs until April 2.
For more information you can email info@kalkbaytheatre. co.za or call 021 788 7257 between 9am and 8pm Mondays to Saturdays.